Insulin Dependent Type 2

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Insulin Dependent Type 2

If you're a type 2 and on insulin, this is the place for you! Come in and discuss issues we deal with every day, like types of insulin, carb counting, insulin/carb ratios, pens, needles, pumps, and much more.

Please note if you have a diagnosis of LADA (sometimes called type 1.5), there is a LADA group at:
LADA Diabetics

If you have MODY, here's a group just for you
Monogenic Diabetes

Members: 268
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

Guidelines for Posting

 Guidelines for posting

 

Please use the section just below this post, to start a topic. Its called the DISCUSSION FORUM.

Anyone can add a new topic. If you keep your discussions in the Discussion Forum, they'll stay on the main page as long as they are active.

Howvever, if you post on the COMMENT WALL, which is the lower section, your comment will scroll off the page as new comments are added.

Diabetes Forum

Is anyone looking for a buddy?

Started by CatTutt. Last reply by Cathy Sep 25. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm hoping to find an insulin dependent Type 2 buddy to chat with, if anyone is interested. I don't have any friends or family with diabetes and it can feel very isolated and alone sometimes.If anyone out there would like to be buddies,…Continue

Pumps for type 2s - post your questions and comments on pumps here!

Started by Emmy. Last reply by Lloyd Aug 22. 61 Replies

Pumps for type 2s - Post your questions and comments on pumps here! Continue

Tags: insulin, 2, type, pumps, pump

Health Risk! Do NOT let nurses give you insulin from a pen at the hospital!

Started by Emmy. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Aug 21. 1 Reply

Next time you're in the hosptial, make sure you do your own insulin injections and that you keep your pen in your room, and label the body of the pen, NOT the cap.Thousands of hospital patients were exposed to HIV, Hep and other blood bourne…Continue

Tags: risk, danger, insulin, pen, B

Insulin sensitive and time of Lantus injection

Started by lh378. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Aug 10. 1 Reply

I was told by my endo that I am insulin sensitive. I know that an insulin resistant diabetic usually takes a higher dosage of insulin (maybe 40 or more units bolus). My current dosage (recently diagnosed) is typically about 1 to 2.5 Novolog and 3 to…Continue

Insulin Sensitivity Changes From Being Sick?

Started by trauts. Last reply by lh378 Aug 9. 3 Replies

Hi everyone! I have an interesting situation that I thought I'd bring up, to see if anyone else has run into this.First, background - Type 2, insulin pump since July 2013, and love it.I came down with a head cold over this past weekend, and was sick…Continue

Tags: insulin, sick, BG, low, Sensitivity

TV show Body Of Proof promoting misinformation about type 2

Started by Emmy. Last reply by Michelle p Jul 26. 4 Replies

On the TV series, Body of Proof, the main character's daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.She said something along the lines of "Why'd I get diabetes, I'm not fat!"Her mother, a doctor replied, "That's type 2, you don't have that."Then…Continue

Tags: fat, overweight, TV, 2, type

Might be allergic? Should this be a concern?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dee Jul 23. 3 Replies

Hi all, wondering if I could get your viewpoints...I'm T2, and started Lantus & Victoza 5 weeks ago. No issues injecting into my abs, but just recently realized that I should rotate sites, not just spots within a site. Trouble is, I seem to get…Continue

NPH fluctuations and frustrations

Started by Todd T.. Last reply by NutriJoy Jul 4. 4 Replies

I started nighttime NPH about a month ago starting with 10 units and every few days increasing it 2 units until I achieved a range of 100-120 morning BG. All went well, I increased to 16 units and was having good results. I had a couple lows below…Continue

New Insulin Combo Degludec Reduces Hypo's in Poorly Controlled Diabetes

Started by Stemwinder (Gary) Jun 6. 0 Replies

Insulin degludec/insulin aspart does better than biphasic insulin aspart 30 in type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with other regimens....The combination product is the first to contain "a basal insulin with an ultralong duration of action, and…Continue

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Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on October 20, 2014 at 5:30pm

Welcome to our group hlzpiano. Thank you for joining

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on October 3, 2014 at 5:29pm

Oh My, it seems that I have fallen behind welcoming new members. Welcome barryb and Welcome Cathy Please forgive me for the tardy welcome.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on September 13, 2014 at 6:21pm

Hi Cheryl Thank you for Joining, WELCOME

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on September 1, 2014 at 3:16pm

Welcome rmcwilliam, Thanks for joining

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 28, 2014 at 5:51pm

Welcome to our group Bonnie we are glad to have you as a member.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 23, 2014 at 3:33pm

Hi Kathryn Welcome to the group

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 23, 2014 at 9:49am

Welcome PatientX We are glad you are here.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 20, 2014 at 5:38pm

Welcome to our group Billy

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 10, 2014 at 9:37am

Welcome to the group lh378

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 26, 2014 at 8:01am

Welcome Jesikabeth Thank You for joining.

 

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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